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D1 Men’s lacrosse: St. Joe’s, Drexel, Lehigh, Villanova earn victories

Saturday, 5th March 2022

Categories Boy's/Men's, College  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/5/22
From Press Releases

Saint Joseph’s men’s lacrosse claimed its third-straight victory Saturday afternoon with a 15-10 beating of Monmouth. SJU moves to 4-1 on the season with Monmouth dropping to 1-3.

In the battle of the brothers, the Hawks’ Zach Cole (Lenape) went 16-of-24 from the X with a team-high seven ground balls while freshman brother Luke Cole (Lenape) scored once for Monmouth..

HOW IT HAPPENED:
St. Joe’s jumped out to a 3-0 lead to start the game before Monmouth found the back of the net. SJU responded with two more to finish the period up 5-1.
The home team expanded its lead with four of the first five goals of the second period for a 9-2 lead. Monmouth finished 2-1 for a 10-4 halftime score.
The visitors ripped off the first two scores of the third period, before St. Joe’s took two of the final three to sit ahead 12-7.
BEHIND THE BOX SCORE:
Carter Page had a game-high five points for St. Joe’s with four scores and an assist.
Matt Bohmer (3G), Austin Strazzula (1G, 2A), and Levi Anderson (2G, 1A) all tallied three points.
Colin Reich (1G, 1A) and Tucker Brown (2G) each had two points.
Mac McLaughlin (1A, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy), Ryan Overbay (1G), and Patrick Clemens (1G, Springfield-Delco) registered one point. Clemens also had a game-high five caused turnovers.
Tucker Almany (4-1) made 10 saves in net.
Cade Stratton (Ridley) had a goal and two assists for Monmouth and Matt Soutar (Lenape) went 11 of 27 with a goal at the X, facing his former high school teammate Zach Cole.

Drexel 10, LIU 8
The Dragons scored five straight goals in the second half and rallied to defeat LIU. Ross Blumenthal had a huge game in the cage, turning aside a career-best 20 shots, as the Dragons improved to 2-2.

LIU opened the second half with a pair of goals midway through the third quarter to take a 6-4 lead. The Dragons started their run with just under four minutes to play when Sean Donnelly hit Aidan Coll on the doorstep to make it 6-5. In the final minute of the quarter, Drexel caused a turnover and raced into the offensive end. Max Semple found Donnelly, who emphatically fired a shot into the cage, knotting the score at 6-6. In the fourth quarter, Coll, Ryan Genord and Semple scored consecutive goals to give Drexel a three-goal cushion with seven minutes to go. Genord sandwiched his second goal of the game around two LIU goals as the Dragons won the initial meeting between the two schools.

The Dragons were held scoreless for the opening quarter and trailed by two scores after one. They finally got on the board in the opening seconds of the second quarter. Genord set up Tristan Plotts on the man-up to cut the Sharks lead in half. That would start a four-goal run as Drexel would take a 4-2 lead. Donnelly scored two highlight-reel goals, including a behind-the-back shot after a nifty feed from Coll. Carter Begley capped the run with an extra-man goal with just under seven minutes to play in the half. The lead was short lived as LIU scored twice in the final three minutes to even the score at 4-4.

Genord finished the day with a pair of scores and three assists. It was his second five-point game of the season. Donnelly had a hat trick, his second of the season, while Coll scored twice and had two assists. The Dragons made the most of their opportunities, scoring 10 times on 28 shots. LIU outshot Drexel, 57-28, but Blumenthal proved to be too much in the cage. The senior made 12 stops in the second half as the Dragons were able to take the lead.

Lehigh 11, Navy 7

The Mountain Hawks opened Patriot League play with a win as Michael Sisselberger (Southern Lehigh) won 18 of 22 faceoffs, gravved 13 groundballs and scored once.

For Lehigh (2-2), James Spence (Springfield-Delco) posted 10 saves to earn the win while Matt Marker (Allentown Central Catholic) had a goal and two assists while Scott Cole, Aidan Decker, Quinn Armstrong and Cole Kirst each scored twice.

Villanova 8, Hofstra 6

The Wildcats picked up their third win of the season. Villanova out scored Hofstra 7-1 in the second half to rally back.

Hofstra jumped out to an early lead scoring the first two goals in just over three minutes of action. Villanova’s Matt Campbell, who would finish with four goals on the day, score what would be the Wildcats only first half goal at the 10:58 mark. The Pride closed out the first quarter netting three goals to go up 5-1. Neither team would score in the second quarter making it 5-1 Hofstra at the half. Villanova was limited in their first half scoring due to Hofstra’s Mac Gates having 10 saves at halftime, eight of those came in the first quarter.

The Wildcats scored first in the third when J.P. Basile dished it to Patrick Daly at the 14:13 mark to make it a three-goal game. Hofstra’s Bryan McIntosh launched a shot from over 50 yards out that went into the cage to make it 6-2, this would be the Pride’s last goal of the game.

Basile once again brought the score withing three on a dish from Luke Keating on an extra-man opportunity followed by Campbell netting his second before the end of the third to make it 6-4. Campbell would complete the hat trick with scoring the first goal of the fourth quarter. Daly would follow up and score the game tying and the go-ahead goals at the 6:26 and 4:57 mark to give the Wildcats their first lead of the game. Campbell netted his fourth of the day with just over two minutes to play to make the final 8-6.

Justin Coppola went 13-for-17 (.765) from the faceoff x and had a game high nine ground balls. The Wildcats out shot Hofstra 52-to-17 and collected 18 more ground balls.

Loyola 14, Lafayette 12

Loyola LSM Ryan McNulty (Bishop Shanahan) had four groundballs, a caused turnover and an assist to lead the visiting Greyhounds to the Patriot League win.

Loyola jumped out to a five-goal lead at 13-8 early in the fourth quarter before Lafayette scored four of the next five to give itself a chance in the game’s final minute.

Sophomores Kalman Kraham and John Mathes each scored fourth-quarter goals to help Lafayette outscore Loyola 4-3 in the final period. Mathes led the Leopards with four goals while Kraham netted two.

Sophomore Peter Lehman (Council Rock North) had four points on a goal and an assist while senior Ryan Ness made nine saves.

Michigan 18, Delaware 8

The No. 17 Blue Hens (4-2) fell to No. 16 Michigan (7-0) on the road.

Mike Robinson and b Tye Kurtz each scored twice for Delaware.

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